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Motorola Moto G4 Plus

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1154 reviews of Motorola Moto G4 Plus. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the screen and camera. The usability and price also get good feedback, but there are some negative views about the GPS navigation.

performance, price, usability, camera, screen

GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola Moto G4 Plus is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Motorola Moto G4 Plus

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 429 user reviews of Motorola Moto G4 Plus from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the portability and screen. The usability and price also get good feedback. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability. Many are critical about the GPS navigation.

performance, price, usability, screen, portability

GPS navigation

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Motorola Moto G Plus (4th Gen.) Unlocked - Black - 64GB - U.S. WarrantyMotorola Moto G Plus (4th Gen.) Unlocked - Black - 64GB - U.S. Warranty

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Florian Wimmer (notebookcheck.net)

Lenovo Moto G4 Plus Smartphone Review

 

Plus = better? The Moto G4 Plus is basically the regular Moto G4, but with a better camera, quick charging and fingerprint scanner. Should you get the slightly more expensive model?

very bright display ; accurate colors on the display ; sharp camera pictures ; grippy case ; customizability ; long battery runtime ; good performance with apps and games ; Android 6.0.1

fingerprint scanner only has one function ; GPS module sometimes inaccurate ; mediocre microphone quality ; battery not replaceable

The 32 GB version of the Moto G4 Plus is currently 15 Euros (~$17) more expensive than the Moto G4 in the MotoMaker. In return, you get a very good camera, a fingerprint scanner, and the quick-charge feature in particular, which is really convenient...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Brandon Chester (anandtech.com)

The Motorola Moto G4 and G4 Plus Review

 

At this point in time, I don't think the Moto G line needs any introduction. With the original Moto G in 2013 Motorola really went beyond what was thought to be possible in a mid-range smartphone. At that point in time, buying a $200 smartphone usually...

Ultimately, I don't think the Moto G4 is a bad smartphone, but the Huawei Honor 5X provides an equally good experience and has been widely available since the start of the year. The Moto G4 has just arrived too late to be relevant. As we move toward...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Ajay Kumar (pcmag.com)

Motorola Moto G4 Plus

 

The Moto G4 Plus is an affordable midrange smartphone that gives you solid hardware, a crisp 1080p display, and broad carrier compatibility, but the competition is fierce.

Relatively affordable. Crisp 1080p display. Solid battery life. Fingerprint sensor. Dual-band Wi-Fi. Expandable storage. Latest software and no bloatware. LTE bands for all carriers.

Can't handle high-end games. Fingerprint sensor doesn't function as Home button. Non-removable battery.

Software and Conclusions The phone runs stock Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow . There are no real UI changes to speak of aside from the addition of Motorola ID in the settings menu, which links you to your Motorola account. Even better, there's no bloatware,...

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

Moto G4 and G4 Plus review: Bigger and (mostly) better

 

The Moto G4 Plus finally brings a great camera into Motorola's budget lineup. It's decently fast for the price, though the build quality might not last years of use.

Inexpensive ; Large, vibrant screen ; Solid performance for the price

Camera suffers severely in low light ; Plastic build might not be durable ; Not waterproof like last year

Motorola's big problem with these new phones is that the last Moto G was simply too good. In pushing for larger screens and other upgrades, it also introduced some compromises. Ultimately though, the good outweighs the bad. The Moto G4 and G4 Plus...

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: Vlad Savov (theverge.com)

Moto G4 Plus review: one step forward, multiple steps back

 

I'm angry right now. Angry that it's 2016 and Android smartphone performance can still be awful. Furious that we're approaching the 10th anniversary of the iPhone and Apple's competitors still...

Very attractive display ; Strong, rigid, hard-wearing construction ; Close to perfectly stock Android

Performance is sluggish to the point of being offensive ; Fingerprint sensor is not a home button (and is a little slow) ; Mediocre camera isn’t helped by wimpy processor

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Motorola Moto G4 Plus (64GB, white)

 

Both phones offer a bevy of solid features, including 5.5-inch full HD screens, capable octa-core processors and decent 3,000mAh batteries, including some notable niceties -- expandable storage and water-resistant bodies -- not found on current iPhone...

In addition to retaining its sibling's water-resistant body and full HD screen, the Moto G4 Plus adds a fingerprint sensor, slightly better camera, and you can select more storage and memory.

That fingerprint scanner confusingly looks like a home button, and the lack of NFC means you can't use the phone for contactless payments.

The Moto G4 Plus adds a fingerprint sensor and slightly better camera to the mix, but its cheaper sibling is still the better deal.

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: Jason Bouwmeester (techaeris.com)

Moto G4 Plus review: An affordable 5.5″ budget smartphone

 

Motorola has another budget smartphone winner on their hands, with great battery life, a 5.5″ screen, and decent camera.

Decent performance, great battery, decent camera. Responsive fingerprint scanner

USB-C would have been nice instead of Micro-USB. Pricing is a bit high in Canada

If you're looking for a close to stock Android smartphone with great battery life, a decent camera, and a larger screen, the Moto G4 Plus should be on your consideration list.

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: Michael Desjardin (reviewed.com)

Motorola Moto G4 Plus Smartphone Review

 

The Moto G line just ain't what it used to be

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Tim Schiesser (techspot)

Motorola Moto G4 Plus Review Tim Schiesser

 

In the past we've had no trouble recommending the Moto G for those after a fantastic budget smartphone. In 2016, Motorola has expanded the Moto G line and the $250 Moto G4 Plus is the most fully featured of the bunch. It shares the same display, SoC...

Fantastic rear camera. Great upgrades to the display. Runs stock Android. Includes a fingerprint sensor. Above average battery life.

Generic plastic design. Performance isn’t great for the price. Lacks value compared to the non-Plus model.

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Juan Carlos Bagnell (pocketnow.com)

Moto G4 and G4 Plus Review: A spectrum of budget options

 

Now we have a series of devices for the new Moto G4. Which tier of budget handset is right for you? Here's our Moto G4 and G4 Plus review.

Great build quality at this price

– Mediocre camera performance on the G4

These are great little phones. In 2016 Moto doesn’t deliver quite the impact they once did when they were one of the only manufacturers offering a high quality experience at such a low price, but we’re happy to see how competitive this generation has...

Jul, 2016

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3000
Battery performance:3000

Call Management

Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating alert:Y / Yes

Camera

Auto focus:Y / Yes
Built-in flash:Y / Yes
Digital Zoom:4
Flash Type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear camera resolution (numeric):16
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Video stabilizer: Yes
Zoom capability:Y / Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / White
Fingerprint reader:Y / Yes
Form Factor:Bar
Protection features:Water Resistant

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:5.5
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:401
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Second LCD screen: No
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:2

Messaging

Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y / Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1700,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+,UMTS
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1 LE / 4.2 LE
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM / MicroSIM + NanoSIM / MiniSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Quick start guide:Y / Yes

Performance

Flight mode:Y / Yes
Graphics:Adreno 405
Graphics adapter:Adreno 405
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Menu, Themes
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:Micro-USB
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor:617 / MSM 8952
Processor cores:8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.5
Processor model:617 / MSM 8952

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:6.0.1 / 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) / 6.0.1 Marshmallow

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:2 / 2048
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32 / 64
Maximum memory card size:128
RAM capacity:2
USB mass storage:Y / Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Color: Yes
Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.307 / 0.386
Height:6.02
Weight:5.47 / 5.54
Width:3.01 / 3.02